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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: December 1

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In this first devotion of Advent, the Rev. Justin Hare encourages us to prepare our hearts for God with self-examination...

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Christmas Eve Lottery Opens December 1 at 9:00 a.m.

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St. Philip's will be offering two services of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve. Because seating is limited, we will be conducting a lottery for both services (5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.). Both services will also be live-streamed. Read on for details and the link to register for the lottery, which opens Tuesday, December 1, at 9:00 a.m....

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Worship With Us On the First Sunday of Advent!

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Join us for worship this Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent! The Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: November 24

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Prepare for the First Sunday of Advent by exploring another theologically rich hymn with the Rev. Brian McGreevy, "Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying." Fashioned after the words of the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 and paired with a beautiful hymn tune that was later harmonized by J.S. Bach, this hymn displays Philipp Nicolai's great faith in God and hope for...

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Join Us For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship this Sunday, the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King! The Reverend Justin C. Hare will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: November 19

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When life is a battle, the Rev. Jeff Miller tells us how we can find comfort from King David in Psalm 3....

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: November 17

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“How should Christians understand the warning passages in the Bible? These passages are often hard to hear but can be even more difficult to understand for Christians. In this devotional, Justin examines what it means for a Christian to do what Hebrews 3:13 says: “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardene...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: November 12

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The Gospel of John could be described as God's love letter to the world, and the heart of the letter is in chapter 13: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” But what is “new” about this command, which sounds so similar to one of ...

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Join Us For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship this Sunday, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: November 10

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Let's take a look today at another great hymn of the church, one that we will be singing on Sunday even though we are accustomed to hearing it during Advent. The rich text of Charles Wesley's "Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending" is full of excellent theology...

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Worship With Us on Sunday!

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Join us for worship this Sunday, the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost! The Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: November 5

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The Christian life could well be described as being like “staying on the saddle” of God’s will, neither falling to the left nor to the right. Today we look at a set of Proverbs and a reflection from the Psalms to teach us how to do just that....

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: November 3

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On Election Day, take a look with the Rev. Justin Hare at one of the All Saints' Day readings, Revelation 7:9-17, for a simple but encouraging truth. "For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."...

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Join Us for Worship on All Saints' Day!

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Worship with us on All Saints' Day, November 1! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 29

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In the next couple of days, you may be surrounded by costumes and pumpkins and all things Halloween, but let's shift focus to the very important day Halloween precedes: All Saints' Day, one of the Principal Feasts in the Church....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: October 27

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Prepare for November 1, All Saints' Day, by exploring the hymn "For All the Saints" with the Rev. Brian McGreevy. Bishop W. Walsham How's theology-rich text was inspired by Hebrews 12:1, and the words pair beautifully with Ralph Vaughan Williams's familiar tune "Sine Nomine."...

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Worship With Us Live This Sunday: In Person or Online!

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Worship with us on the Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost, October 25! The Reverend Justin C. Hare will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: October 22

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Besides Jesus Christ, who was the greatest man in the Bible? Would you think perhaps Moses or Elijah, or someone we know from the New Testament...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: October 20

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What does it mean to "live into" one's baptism? Spend a few minutes with the Rev. Justin Hare this morning and learn about this sacrament that, though widely known, is not very well understood. "Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy great mercy saved Noah and his family in the ark from perishing by water, and also safely led the children of Israel through the Red Sea...

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Worship With Us In-Person or Via Livestream on Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, October 18! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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2021 Vestry Nominations

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Dear St. Philip’s family, On March 7th of 2021, we will hold our Annual Parish Meeting. During that meeting, we will elect the next “class” of leaders to serve on the Vestry. At our September meeting, the Vestry appointed Martha Freshley (Senior Warden), Todd Brown (Junior Warden), Reid Davis, Guv Gottshalk, Robby Marion, Connie Rink, Sam Robinson, and Bill Warlic...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: October 15

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How to vote in November....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: October 13

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Learn today about another great hymn of the Church, "Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation," which was originally sung in Latin and, after it was written as early as the 500s, was regularly sung at the dedications of new church buildings, including many of the European churches we are familiar with today. The Rev. Brian McGreevy explores the theology of the text and shares so...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, October 11--the Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching. We are offering in-person worship with services of Holy Communion at 8:15 and Morning Prayer at 10:30 a.m.! If you reserved space, you may get checked in and seated by an usher beginning 45 minutes before the start of the service; the ushers will begin se...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 8

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To make Jesus the cornerstone of your life, you must learn how to communicate with him and get to know him. Today, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell offers you a practical, step-by-step guide to making that happen, no matter where you are on your journey. "Thus says the Lord: 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: October 6

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In today's devotion, the Rev. Justin Hare expands on the topic of his September 27 sermon, exploring beyond the humiliation to the exaltation of Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:5-11. What encouragement do we get from Jesus' exaltation, beginning with his death on the cross? "Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so tha...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, October 4...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 1

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While St. Paul was imprisoned, he wrote in his letter to the Philippians, "It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more." You may be feeling out of sorts, but don't let that make you ignore God's calling, because if there was ever a time that the people of God need to be the people of God, it's right now....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: September 29

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Learn today about Joseph Addison, a famed British essayist and the author of Cato...

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Join Us For Holy Communion on Sunday!

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We are offering in-person worship with services of Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.! If you reserved space, you may get checked in and seated by an usher beginning 45 minutes before the start of the service; the ushers will begin seating those without reservations on a first-come, first-served basis five minutes before each service. Note that the 10:30 service did rea...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: September 24

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Today, the Rev. Brian McGreevy shares the story of Isaac Watts, a prodigy who became perhaps the most prolific hymn writer of England, writing at least 750 hymns after his father, a minister, challenged him to make a change to church music. "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," like all of Watts's hymns, is loaded with good theology, and it is an intensely personal hymn that...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: September 22

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Today's devotion was recorded in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and although several months have passed, many are still wondering in this ever-changing landscape: Are we safe? Using Matthew 10:16-31, the Rev. Justin Hare helps us to understand our fear, to actively seek wisdom, and to trust God, in whose hands we are safer than we could ever ...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 20...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: September 17

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"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God." (Psalm 42:5,11; 43:5) God loves you, and even when you're going through difficult times of sadness, discouragement, or aimlessness, he never forgets you, and he never stops treasuring you...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: September 15

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Join the Rev. Brian McGreevy to learn how the most unlikely hymn writer in history, John Newton, went from being "the most profane, obscene, and obnoxious young man" to being the ordained priest who penned the words to "Faith's Review and Expectations," the hymn we know now as "Amazing Grace."...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 13...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: September 11

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Collect for the Commemoration of September 11: Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, and no strength known but the strength of love: We pray thee so mightily to shed and spread abroad thy Spirit, that all peoples and ranks may be gathered under one banner, of the Prince of Peace; as children of one God and Father of all; to...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy (repost)

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"Come, thou fount of ev'ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace." Today, let's contemplate the transformative power of the Holy Spirit as we revisit the Rev. Brian McGreevy's May 28 reflection on "Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing," which is also part of this Sunday's 10:30 service, and prepare for worship by stepping back in time to the mid-18th century to meet R...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 6...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: September 4

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Jesus said in Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet." But there's more to salt than its flavor. Using the Rev. Dr. Timothy Keller's keynote address at the 2018 National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast as a gu...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: September 3

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The human brain is a fascinating subject, capable of so many extraordinary things...

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Reservations For September 6 Worship Now Open

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The links to reserve space at one of the September 6 services are below. The Rev. Justin Hare, the newest addition to our clergy team and the officiant at yesterday's services, will give his first sermon at St. Philip's. Please note the change from earlier announcements: Childcare will not be available this week and will instead begin on September 13. ...

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Worship With Us on Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 30! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: August 27

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In his first devotion for St. Philip's, the Rev. Justin Hare introduces himself by sharing one of his favorite passages, taken from the third chapter of St. Paul's letter to the Philippians. As he unpacks the passage, learn what he has in common with St. Paul and what God's grace can do for your weary heart....

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Daily Devotion with the Rev. Jeff Miller: August 26

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"If God loves us and cares for us, why does he allow affliction and difficulty to come into our lives?" Using Scripture as a guide, explore this age-old question of suffering and the problem of pain with the Reverend Jeff Miller, and find out how God can use the suffering in our lives for his glory and our greater good. ...

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Reservations for August 30 Worship Now Open!

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The links to reserve space at one of the August 30 services are below. To ensure that we seat as many people as we are safely able to seat, we will honor these reservations until five minutes before the start of each service, at which point we will seat those waiting on a first-come, first-served basis until we are at capacity. ...

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Worship With Us Tomorrow!

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Worship with us on the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, August 23! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options. We are resuming in-person worship tomorrow with services of Morning Prayer at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.! If you reserved space, you may get checked in and seated by an usher beginning 45 minutes before the start of the serv...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: August 20

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St. Paul said in his letter to the Romans, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." In today's devotion, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell makes the case for wearing one's "Sunday best" to worship...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: August 18

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In his last devotion before his 12-week sabbatical, the Rev. Marc Boutan reflects on the comforting words of John 14:2: "In my Father's house are many rooms ... I am going to prepare a place for you." But the promise of the Father's house is more than a promise of Heaven, because that place of welcome and promise is a place that God wants for us right now....

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Reservations for August 23 In-Person Worship Now Open!

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The links to reserve space at one of the August 23 services are below. To ensure that we seat as many people as we are safely able to seat, we will honor these reservations until five minutes before the start of each service, at which point we will seat those waiting on a first-come, first-served basis until we are at capacity. Those unfamiliar with making online reserv...

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Join Us Online For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, August 16! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Guidelines for In-Person Worship Beginning August 23

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St. Philip's is pleased to offer in-person worship once again beginning August 23 at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.! For the safety of all of our St. Philip's family and friends, several modifications are in place. Please be sure to read the complete guidelines at the link below to ensure that your return to worship is as smooth as possible....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: August 13

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Today the Rev. Jeff Miller continues the conversation begun earlier this week by the Rev. Andrew O'Dell on the theme of waiting. How did Jesus' disciples spend their time during a season of waiting, and how might we imitate their example during our own present situation?...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: August 11

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"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14.) The Rev. Andrew O'Dell is back from the mountains of North Carolina to share a message with you: When you are in Christ, waiting time is never wasted time....

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Join Us Online for Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 9! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: August 6

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"Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began; Father-love is reigning o’er us, brother-love binds man to man. Ever singing march we onward, victors in the midst of strife, Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life."  JJoin the Rev. Brian McGreevy this morning to hear the story of and inspiration behind "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore ...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: August 4

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"God loves you. He's on your side. He's coming after you. He's relentless." This morning, join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw and learn why he closes almost all of his devotions with this message, and listen to his offering of Stuart Townend's "The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)."...

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Join Us Online For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, August 2! The Reverend Marc R. Boutan will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: July 30

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"Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see: all I have needed thy hand hath provided-- Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!" In today's devotion, hear the story of Methodist minister Thomas Chisolm's hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," inspired by Lamentations 3:23-24, and the reason this hymn holds a special place in the Rev. Brian McGreevy...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: July 28

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What is love? Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw this morning as he explores that question using verses from Scripture and commentary from author Frederick Buechner, along with Johnson, Riddle, and Gifford's song "One Thing Remains." Higher than the mountains that I face, Stronger than the power of the grave, Constant through the trial and the change, One thing re...

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Join Us For Worship Online on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, July 26! The Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: July 23

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In this morning's devotion, take a look with the Rev. Brian McGreevy at "O Worship the King All-Glorious Above," another hymn that helps us focus on the attributes of God, find the words to praise God in our prayers, and fire our souls with the beauty, magnificence, and wonder of who God is. "O tell of his might and sing of his grace, whose robe is the light, whose canopy ...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: July 21

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Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw this morning as he illustrates the transformative power of God's love with stories, Scripture, and a song, "You Are My King," by Billy Foote. "I'm forgiven because You were forsaken. I'm accepted, You were condemned. I'm alive and well, Your spirit is within me because You died and rose again."...

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Join Us For Worship Online on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, July 19! The Reverend Marc R. Boutan will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: July 16

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Most people find it easy to take requests to God, to offer up what's in their hearts and minds...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: July 14

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What is the difference between the wrath of God and the love of God? Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw today as he explores a hymn he has a personal connection with, Townend and Getty's "In Christ Alone."...

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Join Us For Worship Online on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, July 12! The Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: July 9

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Take a look this morning at the great hymn "O Word of God Incarnate" and its author William Walsham How, an Anglican priest who wrote his first hymn at the age of 12. O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high, O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky, We praise thee for the radiance that from the hallowed page, A lantern to our footsteps, shines on...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: July 7

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"Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here." Visit with the Rev. Marc Boutan today as he considers the importance of contemplative prayer....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: July 3

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"Do you want to be made whole?" This is the question Jesus asked a man who had been sick for 38 years in John chapter 5. What does this miraculous sign point to in our own lives?...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: July 1

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In today's devotion, explore another of Charles Wesley's great hymns, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," which has some unexpected influences. "Pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love."...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: June 29

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"Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship his holy name." Praise the Lord this morning with the Rev. Marc Boutan while exploring Psalm 103, one of Father Marc's favorite psalms, and the song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" by Matt Redman. ...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: June 26

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"We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us." (2 Corinthians 5:20) What does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ? As we as ambassadors reach out across boundaries, how do we ensure we don't undermine our mission by being accidentally hurtful?...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: June 24

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Our names are engraved on the palms of our Lord's hands. Explore the permanence of God's love for us with Marc Boutan as he gives his musical offering, Charlie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook's "Before the Throne of God Above."...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: June 22

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Explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy today the great hymn "Lift High the Cross," including the background of its author, George Kitchin, and the inspiration behind it. "Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name."...

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Breaking News: St. Philip's Legal Update

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Today, Judge Edgar W. Dickson, Judge of the First Judicial Circuit in the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, issued an Order finding that St. Philip’s did not accede to the 1979 Dennis Canon and is thus the owner of its property. He further found that no other Parish acceded to the Dennis Canon and thus no trust was ever created in favor of The Episcopal Church (TEC)....

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Join Us For Worship Online This Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Third Sunday After Pentecost, June 21! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 ...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: June 19

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The apostle Paul said in his letter to Timothy that "in later times, some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons." When we look to our leaders in these turbulent times, and as we seek to be change-makers, how do we ensure we are aligning ourselves with movements that are walking in the way of the cross?...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: June 18

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“What is truth?” This question posed to Jesus by Pontius Pilate in John chapter 18 is still being asked today, with a myriad of answers and implications. What is the truth about truth, and what does it mean for Christians today?...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: June 17

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In today's devotion, learn about the text and tune of "Praise to the Living God," one of the great hymns of the church that actually has its origins in a Jewish doxology. "Praise to the living God! All praisèd be His name, who was, and is, and is to be, for aye the same!" ...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: June 16

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"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." In his final daily devotion, the Rev. Ryan Streett looks to Psalm 16:11 as he concludes his series about cultivating a heart of worship by learning more about God, the object of our worship, this time focusing on God's attribute of blessedness....

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Join Us Online For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Second Sunday After Pentecost, June 14! The Reverend Andrew O'Dell will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. Starting this week, you may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning ...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: June 12

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God loves the whole world and cares about every need, and he has put those cares, those little pieces of his heart, into the hearts of his children so that the needs of the world may be met. What is the Church's role in meeting the infinite needs of the world? What is YOUR role?...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: June 11

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The apostle Paul says in the third chapter of 2 Timothy that in the last days, "people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive ... treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power"...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: June 10

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"Amazing love, how can it be that Thou, my God, should die for me!" In today's devotion, learn about renowned British hymn writer Charles Wesley, who was the 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and who at least once worshiped at St. Philip's during a journey to the southern United States. Then reflect with the Rev. Brian McGreevy on Wesley's hymn "And Can It Be."...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: June 9

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Continue cultivating a heart of worship by learning more about God, the object of our worship, focusing this week on Psalm 2 and God's sovereignty over our lives. "You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession."...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: June 8

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Have you ever felt pushed out of your comfort zone into uncertainty and wondered whether God would be there to help? Reflect today on Psalm 91 and the song "On Eagle's Wings": And He will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His Hand....

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Join Us for Worship on Trinity Sunday!

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Join us for worship on Trinity Sunday, June 7! The Reverend Ryan T. Streett will be delivering his final sermon at St. Philip's, "Crowned with Universal Praise," before he goes on to serve as rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Madison, Mississippi. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choo...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: June 5

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"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." As we think about what's happening in the world around us, let us remember three things: to pray, to listen for the voice of the Good Shepherd, and to listen to the voices of those who are hurting....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: June 4

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In Matthew chapter 15, Jesus effectively diagnoses the problem in society and in the world: the corruption of the human heart. What does Scripture say is the cure? The responsibility lies with us as Christians: to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel, which alone can turn stony hearts into hearts of flesh....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: June 3

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"I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three." This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, and in today's reflection with Brian McGreevy, learn about the fascinating life of the often-misunderstood St. Patrick, who wrote the hymn most know as "St. Patrick's Breastplate."...

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Would You Like Someone to Pray With You?

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Would you like someone to pray with you, or would you like to request prayer for someone else?...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: June 2

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"For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps." Revisit with the Rev. Ryan Streett the theme of cultivating a heart of worship by learning more about the object of our worship, this time reflecting on Psalm 135:5-6 and God's omnipotence, his absolute power vers...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: June 1

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"You have forsaken your first love ... Repent, and do the things you did at first." (Revelation 2:4-5.) In today's devotion, the Rev. Marc Boutan reflects on the enthusiasm he expressed in his early days as a "happy-clappy" Christian....

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Join us for Worship Online on Pentecost!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Brian K. McGreevy, and we will be celebrating Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, with Spiritual Communion. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: May 29

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When the trials of this life begin to get you down, whatever those trials may be, remember the words of St. Paul in the 8th chapter of his letter to the Romans: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: May 28

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"Come, thou fount of ev'ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace." Prepare for Pentecost by stepping back in time to the mid-18th century to meet Robert Robinson, the young troublemaker who would go on to write this great hymn....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: May 27

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We all want to be great. We all want to make a positive impact, no matter our vocation in life. But what does it mean to be great in the sight of the Lord? What did Jesus mean in Matthew chapter 18 when he said we must become like little children to be great in the Kingdom of God?...

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Congratulations, Graduates!

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If not for the pandemic, many in our parish family would have spent last weekend or a weekend coming up celebrating a loved one's graduation. There would be ceremonies: caps and gowns, deans and diplomas, confetti and car keys (maybe), kisses and hugs from family, and hugs and handshakes from the families of fellow graduates....

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: May 26

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"Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in." On Sunday, we looked at the Ascension from the point of view of Jesus' departure (Luke 24), but today, see the Ascension from the point of view of his arrival at the gates of Heaven by looking at Psalm 24 with the Rev. Ryan Streett....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: May 25

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"Day by day, oh dear Lord, three things I pray: To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly..." Visit Wadmalaw Island and sing and pray along with the Rev. Marc Boutan today....

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Join Us Online for Worship on Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller, and we will be celebrating the Feast of the Ascension. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel. ...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: May 22

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"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude." In today's devotion, take a closer look at the context of the familiar words of 1 Corinthians 13 and learn what St. Paul is telling us about the building up of the Church....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: May 21

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Today, on the Feast of the Ascension, the Rev. Brian McGreevy shares some unexpected facts about W. Chatterton Dix, who wrote the profoundly moving words of "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus" in 1866. Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how: Though the cloud from sight received him, when the forty days were o...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: May 20

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What must a person do to be saved? Explore Acts chapter 16 with the Reverend Jeff Miller to find Saint Paul's answer to this most important question....

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: May 19

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Today, work again with the Rev. Ryan Streett at cultivating a heart of worship, this time exploring God's infinitude and our difficulty...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: May 18

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Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw Island this morning as he shares his appreciation for the flavor of Celtic Christianity and its emphasis on the Trinity. Then sing along to the hymn "Be Thou My Vision," set to the familiar Irish tune "Slane."...

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A Prayer for the Time of Pandemic

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God said to his people, exiled from their homeland in Babylon, “Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7) The Rev. Marc Boutan prayed these words in the conclusion to his May 17 sermon: ...

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Join Us For Worship On Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Marc R. Boutan. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: May 15

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Many are eager for our church to get back to business as usual. Join the Rev. Andrew O'Dell today as he reflects on moving forward faithfully, using Joshua 1:9 and Galatians 6:2 as a guide....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: May 14

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Today, take a closer look with the Rev. Brian McGreevy at the imagery of one of the great hymns of the church, one that dates as far back as the 6th or 7th century. Within the words of "At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing," you will find the explanation of God's love and the wonder of what Jesus accomplished on the cross....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: May 13

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Join the Rev. Jeff Miller for a reflection on John Chapter 12, verses 1-8: The Anointing of Jesus by Mary of Bethany. What can we learn from the example of Mary, the woman who was always found sitting at the Lord’s feet?...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: May 12

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Knowing something about God, the object of our worship, is one way to begin to cultivate a heart of worship, and we can learn a lot about God through the psalter. Take a look at Psalm 27:4 with the Rev. Ryan Streett this morning and explore the beauty of God....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: May 11

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In today's reflection, the Rev. Marc Boutan offers you Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive's "Is He Worthy?". "Does our God intend to dwell again with us? He does."...

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Join Us for Worship Online on Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Andrew R. O'Dell. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: May 8

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The apostle Paul said in his letter to Timothy: "I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life." Join the Rev. Andrew O'Dell as he reflects on these different types of prayer and the importance of praying for ALL of our leaders....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: May 7

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On the National Day of Prayer, the Rev. Brian McGreevy shares the story of Henry Lyte, who wrote the great hymn "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" and many others following a revival of his faith....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: May 6

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Join the Rev. Jeff Miller today for a reflection on the parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10. “It’s only because Jesus was the Good Samaritan to us that we are empowered and given the strength to be good samaritans to others.”...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: May 5

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"For you are with me." While people use many different psalms in times of trial and adversity, Psalm 23 is often reserved for the lowest valley, the sharpest pain. In today's reflection with the Rev. Ryan Streett, take a closer look at what's at the heart of this strong medicine for the weary soul....

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Daily Devotion With Marc Boutan: May 4

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God is a loving father, and he loves YOU. Today, the Rev. Marc Boutan shares the ways he stays in God's love, including reading his Bible as well as messages rooted in Scripture, and he offers up Pat Barrett and Tony Brown's "You're a Good, Good Father."...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 8

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On Wednesday in Holy Week, the Rev. Jeff Miller takes you through Matthew 26, a tense section of Scripture that has at its center the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot. It is filled with darkness and foreboding...

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Join Us for Worship on Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Ryan T. Streett. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: May 1

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The apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 1:12, "I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service." Check in today with the Rev. Andrew O'Dell, who is offering some encouragement and guidance to all, especially those whose well might be dry during these stressful times....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 30

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"I nothing lack if I am his, and he is mine forever." In preparation for Good Shepherd Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy the history and meaning of the great hymn "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," a mixture of Psalm 23 and the great Good News of Jesus himself being our Shepherd....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 29

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Join the Rev. Jeff Miller as we read Mark 1:40-45 and consider the account of Jesus healing a man with leprosy. What does this story teach us about Jesus Christ, the Great Physician?...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 28

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Explore with the Rev. Ryan Streett Psalm 119:9,11. We all know to use our Bible in the midst of trials and difficulty, but do you know that it's more important to use it as a tool in preparing for those times?...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 27

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"My grace is sufficient; my power is made perfect in your weakness." Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on breezy Wadmalaw Island as he illustrates the message of 2 Corinthians 12:9 with Dennis Jernigan's "You Are My All in All."...

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Join us for Worship on Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Brian K. McGreevy. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 24

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Of the three persons of the Holy Trinity, it is often the Holy Spirit who is the least understood, and yet the Holy Spirit is actively at work in the life of the believer, working behind the scenes to encourage us, guide us, nudge us, empower us, and point the hearts of believers back to the Father and the Son. He is also the giver of spiritual gifts...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 23

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This morning, take a closer look with Brian McGreevy at one of the oldest Easter hymns, "That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright," which has been used in worship since at least the 8th century and is likely even older than that....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 22

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Today, the Rev. Jeff Miller visits Luke Chapter 24 and reflects on the familiar story of Jesus' encounter with the Emmaus disciples. What does it mean for us that people, including those closest to Jesus, failed to recognize him following the Resurrection?...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 21

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On this Tuesday in the second week of Easter, the Rev. Ryan Streett reflects on the power of the psalms to calm fear, anxiety, and worry, sharing about a time when he himself leaned on the psalter and drew particular comfort from Psalm 116:6....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 20

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What does it mean for God to put his name upon us? This Monday morning, the Rev. Marc Boutan talks to us about God's desire to bless his people. "May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you for ever."...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 17

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The Christian life is a life of giving; do not underestimate the spiritual food that YOU can provide! On this Friday in Easter week, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell will guide you as you look to the interest of others in the name of the Resurrected Jesus Christ....

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Join Us For Worship Online This Sunday!

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This coming Sunday, April 19, was scheduled to be Confirmation Sunday, and although confirmation has been postponed, we are pleased and honored that our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, will still be with us as preacher. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or Yo...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 16

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On Thursday of Easter Week, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy how "Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain," a glorious hymn written by St. John of Damascus in the 700s, encourages us to live in the light and joy of the Resurrection....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 15

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Jesus' story does not end with his death on the cross. On Wednesday in Easter week, explore with the Rev. Jeff Miller John chapter 20, a chapter that includes some of the last words that Jesus spoke, words of comfort and encouragement....

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 14

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We are accustomed as a society to focusing on the future; what do we do in times like these when the future is so uncertain? Join the Rev. Ryan Streett on this Tuesday in Easter week as he helps us find guidance in Psalm 13....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 13

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This Easter Monday morning, the Rev. Marc Boutan gives us Michael Kelly Blanchard's "Be Ye Glad." Every debt that you ever had Has been paid up in full by the grace of the Lord. Be ye glad, be ye glad, be ye glad!...

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Easter Worship: Join Us Online at 10:30 a.m.!

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Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ online tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.! You may stream our Easter service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 10

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Why do we call today "Good Friday"? How does Good Friday connect to the Jewish Feast of Passover? Reflect on this connection with the Rev. Andrew O'Dell and his special musical guest....

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Join Us Online at Noon For Good Friday Worship

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Please join us for worship online on April 10, Good Friday, at noon. You may stream the service at the link below, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 9

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On Maundy Thursday, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy one of the great hymns of the church, "Pange Lingua," which has been sung faithfully by Christians in the midst of plague, war, and every single horror the human race has endured since it was written in the year 569....

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 7

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We may not understand the why, why our loving and all-powerful God allows evil and suffering in the world, but we can understand the who. Learn what Psalm 22 tells us about God's character, about who he is, and walk the path of the cross with the Rev. Ryan Streett on Tuesday in Holy Week....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 6

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What can you offer the Lord today? What can you give Him that shows YOUR way of loving Him? Click below for a Holy Week reflection from the Rev. Marc Boutan, the first in a new series of daily devotions from our clergy....

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Make a Palm Cross and Join Us For Worship Online on Palm Sunday!

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St. Philippians and Friends, Thank you to all who submitted feedback about our online worship offering! Most of you streamed the service without trouble, but we have some solutions for those of you who did encounter issues. The link below will take you to the streaming site; the Palm Sunday service will begin a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. with the Prelude....

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Join Us For Online Worship On Sunday!

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St. Philippians and Friends, Even though we "broke the Internet" last Sunday when we, along with members of other churches across the country, went online in droves to worship, we are going to give the same streaming platform another shot this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent! Here is a link to the stream, which will begin a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. with the prelud...

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Do You Have Needs? Or Would You Like To Help Those Who Do?

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St. Philip’s is assembling a response team for our church members while we are all experiencing the challenges of COVID-19. This is a united effort of the Compassion Committee, the Home Missions Team, the Disaster Relief Committee, and our clergy. We are here to help each other!...

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When the Church Broke the Internet

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We dotted all our I's and crossed all our T's; we had every hair in place and all our ducks in a row, but we weren't prepared ... for breaking the Internet! Thanks to everyone who joined us for worship on Sunday! Even though the service didn't come to your living room in quite the mode we were expecting, you were unfazed, and most of us were able to worship together jus...

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Join Us For Online Worship On Sunday!

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St. Philippians, we are pleased to announce that we are all set for online worship on Sunday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m.! Here are a few things to note: 1. The service will remain available online after the stream is over. This means that should you miss the service for any reason, you will still be able to watch later. 2. A service bulletin is available for you to view or ...

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St. David Choir Marks 21st Consecutive Year of Singing for the St. David Society

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Last Thursday, March 5, our St. David Choir, which is composed of mixed voices 7th-grade and above, sang the Welsh national anthem and other Welsh pieces at a banquet for the St. David Society at the Carolina Yacht Club for the 21st consecutive year, the 13th with director Jolene Hethcox. Along with the rest of St. Philip’s children’s choirs, this dedicated group will ...

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Tea Room Volunteer Sign-Up is Open

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The annual St. Philip’s Tea Room is an opportunity for the entire parish to come together as one to help raise money for our important ministries. Volunteer forms were mailed last week, and online sign-up is also available! Whether you crave customer interaction or you prefer working behind the scenes, there are plenty of jobs that will be right up your alley. If you’r...

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New Donation and Volunteer Opportunities at Tricounty Family Ministries

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Tricounty Family Ministries has new needs and opportunities for you to serve! 1. Healthy Breakfast Food ItemsWe receive donations of many pastries and baked goods that we share at our continental breakfast each morning. But many of our clients are diabetic or have other health issues that prevent them from enjoying these treats. We are in need of healthier breakfast ite...

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New Offering for Grandparents

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Grandparents, are you ready to be encouraged and equipped to influence your grandchildren spiritually? To make them disciples of Jesus Christ and to get to know other grandparents who are doing the same thing for their own grandchildren? Join us on Thursdays following the Rector’s Bible Study as we pray and gather in small groups, using the Legacy Coalition’s guide, ...

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Have You Joined Team St. Philip's?

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From watermission.org: Inspired by the burden that millions of women and children bear every day walking an average of 3.5 miles to collect water that’s not safe, Water Mission’s “Walk for Water” raises awareness of the global water crisis and funds that save lives. On March 21, thousands will rally together in Charleston to give hope to those who lack access to sa...

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John Dickson Returns This Sunday

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The first of Australian author and speaker John Dickson’s two Sundays at St. Philip’s could not have been scheduled any better, as it coincided with a day when the children’s choirs of St. Philip’s were singing. “Kids sing” Sundays always put a few more folks in the pews, and sometimes those folks are people who have not heard very much about the Christian fait...

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(Re)Introducing Your Home Missions Team

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The Home Missions Team (formerly the Home Missions Committee) is a group of parishioners commissioned by the leadership of the parish to discern, communicate, and organize the parish’s local mission and outreach efforts. The Team leads by example and provides the congregation of St. Philip’s with opportunities to serve and minister to the people of Charleston by partne...

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Reunited: How Instagram Made a Family Whole Again

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One day in late November, a staff member discovered a crab and a giraffe left behind in the Parlor. They were siblings––we could tell by the way they bickered with each other. We tried to find their home through Instagram, but no one came forward. Some weeks later, we tried again. Still no luck. Although they were doing well with us, clearly trying to be on their best ...

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It’s a Tradition!

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For many St. Philippians––as well as neighbors and visitors who worship with us annually––Christmas Eve is the most special day of the year because of the traditions we look forward to as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Christmas Pageant, the first of our three Christmas Eve services, is a time for the youngest members of our congreg...

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A Note from the Rev. Matthew Rivers: Thank You, St. Philip's!

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Last month, St. John’s Chapel, a mission church of our diocese, hosted “Unity in the Community,” an afternoon of BBQ, music, and fellowship that aimed to foster peace while raising funds for security in a neighborhood plagued by crime. St. Philip’s made a donation to the cause and helped promote the event, and the leadership of St. John’s was very grateful:...

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Lessons and Carols: A Team Effort

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Preparations for this year’s Lessons and Carols service, which falls annually on the Third Sunday in Advent, began months ago when Pat Gould, the St. Philip’s Choir director; Jo Hethcox, director of the Cherub, St. Nicholas, Canterbury, and St. David Choirs; and Andrea White, the St. Cecilia Choir director, began choosing the anthems their choristers would be singing t...

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Susan Yates Delivers Her Advent Message to a Packed House at ECW (Every Church Woman) Luncheon

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Just before noon on Friday, December 6, the Parish Hall was abuzz with women of St. Philip’s, their guests, and other ladies from across our diocese, all of whom had come to enjoy an elegant luncheon while listening to renowned speaker Susan Alexander Yates deliver her Advent message: “Finding Peace in a Season of Uncertainty.”...

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The Millers Welcome Their St. Philip’s Family at the Annual Advent Drop-In

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On Saturday, December 7, Church St. was a parade of festively dressed folks as St. Philippians made their way to the rectory for this year’s Advent drop-in. All the elements that we have come to expect from the past couple of years were in place: plenty of egg nog; live garland on the mantles and banisters; baked brie, meatballs, pimento cheese, and lots of other goodies...

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Ding Dong, St. Philip’s Youth Group Calling!

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The Saturday before Thanksgiving, several St. Philippian youths met up with youth minister David Gilbert and youth leader Sarah Silcox to go door-to-door downtown to collect canned goods for Tricounty Family Ministries ahead of one of its busiest weeks of the year. The kids divided themselves into small groups and headed off in all directions to begin their mission to t...

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The Trees Are Coming!

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The St. Philip’s Home Missions Committee is once again partnering with Tricounty Family Ministries to help brighten Christmas for Charleston families by collecting $25 gift cards to Walmart, Family Dollar, Big Lots, and Dollar Tree so that parents in need can have the dignity of purchasing a gift for their child. The Committee is also working with St. John’s Chapel, a ...

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Did You Miss Kanuga This Year? Program Audio is Available!

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If you didn’t make it to this year’s parish retreat in the mountains of North Carolina, then you didn’t get to witness the joys of that weekend, among them the laughter at Friday’s social and sing-along, the hum of conversation as the bonds of our church family strengthened over each meal, and whatever happened at the hoedown that made the Millers and O’Dells rea...

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Hospitality Ministry: Welcome to St. Philip’s!

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September 15 was a joyous day at St. Philip’s: the anthems were glorious, the sermon was rousing, the bouncy house was hopping, and the BBQ was delicious and plentiful. Rally Sunday is a day that St. Philippians look forward to every year because it marks the return of Sunday School and the Rector’s Forum after what always seems like an endless summer. But Rally Sunday...

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Rally Sunday Moved to September 15

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Because of the mandatory evacuation order and the possibility that many of our families might not be back in time for the originally scheduled Rally Sunday, we haved moved Rally Sunday to September 15....

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Blessings for the 2019-2020 School Year

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During the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Andrew O’Dell invited all students and teachers to come forward for a blessing before the start of the new school year....

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Follow Along on the Canterbury and St. David Choristers' European journey!

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Keep an eye on the blog for pics and updates!...

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Financial Peace University is Coming to St. Philip's!

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Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University is the class that helps you pay off debt, budget, save money, and give generously. Sit down with Tripp Hathaway and the Rev. Ryan Streett in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd and learn about debt snowballs, emergency funds, wealth-building, and more....

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Countdown to Canterbury!

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The Canterbury Choir departs for the International Children's Choir Festival in Canterbury and London on Saturday, July 20! Please pray that their travels there are trouble-free and that the words of the anthems they sing might reach the hearts of those listening and spread the Gospel of our Lord. ...

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College Fellowship Bowling Night

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On Wednesday, July 3, the Rev. Ryan Streett and seven members of his College Fellowship group each bowled perfect 300s at Ashley Lanes in West Ashley! ...

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St. Philip’s Church is on Instagram!

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St. Philip's joined the world of Instagram on July 2follow us today! https://www.instagram.com/st.philips.church/ Our first post: "St. Philip's apologizes for the temporary ice cream shortage we inadvertently caused during the second pilgrimage to Greece." St. Philip's Ministry to Children and Families and St. Philip's Youth are also on Instagram! https://www.instagr...

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Bible Studies and Fellowship for Youths in Middle and High School

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Against the Tide: Young Ladies' Bible Study A 4-week study on how to stand firm in your faith and be salt and light in your school. When: Four Tuesdays, July 9-July 30, at 5:00 p.m. Where: The Youth Room, St. Philip's Parish House Leader: Sarah Silcox Full description:Middle school and high school are tough enough. When you add your faith to this increasingly secular ...

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Welcome back, St. Philippian Missionaries and Pilgrims!

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Sam and Carol Robinson, Miles Barkley, Emmie Hershey and her son Clay, and Gerry and Suzanne McCord were in La Gonâve, Haiti, June 19-24 for St. Philip’s annual Jean Baptiste Feast Day Mission. Read about their experience in the next inSPIRE! ...

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Do You Know of Someone Who is Hospitalized or Homebound?

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If you know of a parishioner who is sick, hospitalized, homebound, or otherwise in need of pastoral care or prayer, please call the church office at (843) 722-7734. ...

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Prayers for Our Second Group of Pilgrims

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We thank God for the safe return of our first group of St. Philippian pilgrims, who journeyed in the footsteps of St. Paul May 28 through June 7. Our second group began the journey June 11 and will return June 21. Please pray for their safety as they travel and that they, too, would experience a deepening sense of God’s mission for the church....

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Volunteer Spots Open at St. John's Summer Camp

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From June 10-July 26 (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), St. John's Chapel, one of St. Philip's Home Missions partners, is hosting a summer camp that will help children ages 6-15 and their young adult counselors develop academic and social skills outside of a traditional classroom setting....

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A Great Debt! Who Can Pay?

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In his Easter sermon, the Rev. Jeff Miller illustrated Jesus’ gift to us with a story he’d read by Harry Allen Ironside, former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago. In the story, a young man, the son of a friend of Czar Nicholas of Russia, had been given a post as paymaster in a border fortress. A gambling problem, though, soon led him to begin taking a few rubles here a...

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Final Exam Care Packages Have Arrived!

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As early as Saturday, April 13, college students feeling the weight of upcoming final exams received some goodies in the mail to help them cope with stress and remind them that their St. Philip’s family is here at home rooting for them!...

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Rain Stays Away for 2019 Easter Egg Hunt

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As Saturday, April 13, was approaching, experts in Augusta, GA, and Charleston, SC, anxiously consulted weather reports to figure out how their events might be impacted if the rain followed through on its threat to pour down. ...

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Elizabeth's Cross: A St. Philip's Tradition

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On April 7, 2019, the day of her confirmation, Elizabeth “Betsy” Bailey became the fifth Elizabeth to wear her now 99-year-old family cross....

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The St. P's Giant Slayers Shut Down the Charleston Crushers 14-9 in First Win of the Season

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In only the second game they've played (two were rained out and one was forfeited), the St. Philip's adult co-ed softball team, led by team captain Ryan "One-Way" Streett and manager Benjamin Singleton, notched their first win of the season last night! After being down 4-2 after the first inning, the Slayers brought in six runs against the Crushers, establishing a lead the...

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